• 0 Zodiac Jigsaw Puzzle App Back Story

    • Games
    • by Hugh Smith
    • 03/27/2020

    Old mobile game apps never die, they just fade back in! We mentioned last time that there is a back story we would reveal about Zodiac Jigsaw Puzzle Game app. This zodiac signs game app was introduced in March 2020 for iPhone, iPad, and Android. First, take a look at the new game video... Now, let's go back to 2014. We had reasonable success with another zodiac themed game: Find The Difference Quik 3. It was the third in our series of spot the difference games. In the game two pictures are placed side-by-side. You locate up to five differences between the pics. Since time marches on, we no longer include these three games in our app portfolio. However, we always desired to bring back the zodiac theme into another game. Six years later, Zodiac Jigsaw Puzzle game app was created (in 2020) using many of the same images from the Find The Difference Quik 3 app. Here's the original Find The Difference Quik 3 thirty second promotional video from 2014 exactly how it was featured with no new editing or changes.   

  • 0 Zodiac App Mystery Revealed

    • Games
    • by Hugh Smith
    • 03/20/2020

    Right now is the perfect time for some mental escapism. If we can get our minds away from the global problems of the world for just a few minutes, that's a good thing. In the world of mobile apps, to get an app into an app store requires a formal review by the store. The app is screened using an automated process along with a real human if necessary. All apps submitted to Apple are vetted by a real human. Isn't that nice to know!  Normally, when we submit a new app to the Google Play store, it takes approximately 3 hours for approval. As we write this on March 20, the Play Store states "due to adjusted work schedules at this time, we are currently experiencing longer than usual review times. Please expect review times of 7 days or longer."  Wow! Talk about an international pandemic crisis that affects everyone! We submitted Zodiac Jigsaw Puzzle game to both Google Play and the Amazon App stores on March 19. Luckily Amazon approved the app on March 20. Zodiac Jigsaw Puzzle is a drag and drop mobile game. Drag the puzzle pieces onto the picture board to solve the puzzles. Easy, medium and hard modes. 150 total levels. Game artwork is universal and inclusive. Although the iPhone and iPad versions of this game are also finished, I believe it will take another 3 to 4 days to wrap up the submission process to Apple. Once they get the app, who knows how long it will take for approval? There is another back story about this app we'd love to tell you about. When all three major app stores have released the app, you'll be the first to get the story here. For our Amazon Fire Tablet fans, you can ace all of the signs playing the Zodiac Jigsaw Puzzle game app right now. It's available for free in the Amazon app store. Update March 22: Approved and now in The App Store for iPhone - iPad Zodiac Jigsaw Puzzle game. Update March 24: Approved and in Google Play, Zodiac Jigsaw Puzzle.

  • 0 Zodiac App Mystery

    • Games
    • by Hugh Smith
    • 03/13/2020

    There are twelve signs in the Zodiac. The sun spends approximately one month in each sign. You probably know your sign. Let's quickly share all of the details about these symbols from a past year. These dates change from year to year... Sign  Symbol  Dates        Aquarius Water January 20 - February 18  Pisces Fish February 18 - March 20  Aries Ram March 20 - April 20  Taurus Bull April 20 - May 21  Gemini Twins May 21 - June 21  Cancer Crab June 21 - July 22  Leo Lion July 22 - August 23  Virgo Virgin August 23 - September 23  Libra Scales September 23 - October 23  Scorpio Scorpion October 23 - November 22  Sagittarius Archer November 22 - December 21  Capricorn Goat December 21 - January 20 You won't have to know anything about astrology or horoscopes to play a brand new mobile game app that we'll be releasing soon. The Android version is done. Now it's on to the iOS version for iPhone - iPad. What kind of game is it? Stay tuned. Here's a small reveal. It has 150 levels.  

  • 0 Hip Hop Fingers Fly

    • Games
    • by Hugh Smith
    • 03/06/2020

    Join us for a throwback look at one of our early successes that continues to win fans today. See how you can check out the mobile game action below.   What is Hip Hop Fingers? It's one of our very first Android apps released in 2012 on Google Play. With well over 60,000 downloads across app stores this music rhythm game continues to have lots of fans.     You won't find it on our website unless you search for it using the website search box as we are focusing now on more recent apps. Don't worry. We give you the link below. Thanks for reading!   By the way. Note that the website search box is different from the blog search box.   What we love and you'll love about this 'small in storage size' app is that Hip Hop Fingers will still run on any version of Android including older phones or tablets.   Hip Hop Fingers has nothing to do with the music genre hip hop, just as the Robinhood trading app has nothing to do with Sherwood Forest or a band of merry men.   Hip Hop Fingers refers to touching the mobile keyboard using your hands in the game to make a short leap with your fingers. Some people didn't get it so you can ignore any hater reviews in the stores.   Watch the newer Hip Hop Fingers Game video on Facebook as our sax man blows some cool pseudo “bird” and some awesome “trane” (Charlie Parker, John Coltrane) along with developer Hugh Smith who plays the game (that's me!).   In the video, our second bonus music track changes the mood into something completely different! There are 12 music tracks in the game including the two you hear in the video. Enjoy!   You can join the free fun and grab Hip Hop Fingers now on Google Play or see the original app video and eyeball the info on our website

  • 0 Social Thinking While Quikthinking

    We love social media but we are very disciplined about using it. We would have never been able to create over 50 mobile apps since 2011 without exercising social self-control. That said, we know you get a lot of fun, information, or valuable exchange of ideas from social networks. Opinions matter too. There is no lack of a view point online. In the digital world, you may like the instant speed of a tweet. The visual electricity of Instagram might attract you. You too may watch YouTube video. Facebook fosters it's own sliding scale of reality to be trusted or not. Within my own family there are a few social media Luddite champions! Luddites were English workers who destroyed machinery in the early nineteenth century because they believed their jobs were going to be threatened because of automation. Recognize the similarity to today? Whatever you personally think about the rise of social media as a form of human communication, it is here to stay. It will continue to change as technology marches on. I like responding to the feedback we receive on our social media channels. Most of the feedback comes from Facebook via non-app pages that we also run. More comes by email from app users who need support. We are happy to support you! Pick your favorite way of reaching out, and we'll see you there... Facebook - QuikthinkingSoftware Instagram - QuikthinkingSoftware1 Twitter - Quikthinking Youtube - QuikthinkingSoftware  

  • 0 Top 10 Mobile Apps for February 2020

    • Apps
    • by Hugh Smith
    • 02/20/2020

    February 2020 has been a record breaking month for us with a week left to go. We are happy to be able to give back to you with some of our most popular mobile apps. Here is the top ten ranked from highest at #1, with Black History People Game (Android version) skyrocketing to the top spot after a January 24, 2020 release. The iPhone version of the game plays the same way, so help spread the word! Explore all of our Quikthinking Software apps, games, teaching tools, and audio books.

  • 0 Black History Quotes Express App Bonus Video

    Black History Quotes Express continues to be one of the most popular mobile apps we've created. I use it all the time to find quotes that I need. There are thousands of author quotes for you to explore and enjoy. The keyword search is a 5 star winner. Look for a theme "happy" or an author name "Wells." You'll get results as the entire database is searched. Read more about Black History Quotes Express, or add this impressive collection of prose to your mobile phone right now: In the 3 minute plus video I demonstrate how to use the app on both an iPhone and on an Android.

  • 0 Black History People Game App Video Live

    Black History People Game App, the fast paced interactive keyboard busting trivia experience featuring the names of black history people floating down mobile screens in bubbles is out and in the app stores. Watch me play the game live in real time. 30 levels, 3 lives, one chance to get it right! You won't see me play 30 levels, but in the 3 minute video I give you a good taste of what this game is all about by playing a couple of rounds. If you are a journalist please contact Quikthinking Software if you would like access to the digital press kit or press release. Not familiar with all of the famous or unsung icons in the app? Try some of our text based or image based apps to discover more about all of these great people: Black History People, Black History Express, Black History Quotes Express.      

  • 0 Gaming Black History Mobile Apps

    What's the best way to discover something new? Movies, books, slides, video, story telling, word-of-mouth, PowerPoint presentations? Take your pick. You may like to listen, you may like to watch, you may like to read. For Black History, all of these approaches are valuable. Here's another alternative. Can using a creative game format touch those who think soaking up history is boring? Possibly. That's why we come at creating mobile apps from different perspectives. Juicing up the dry sometimes calls for getting very wet. We've done this in bubbles inside an interesting new mobile game. Black History People Game App is our first app that we've released simultaneously for iPhone, iPad, and Android on the same day (January 24, 2020). Coincidentally, it's our 50th app since 2011! The app is now available on the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon App Store. Get ready for a fast paced interactive keyboard busting trivia experience without questions or simple matches. Take a look at the short 30 second video. Find out much more on the Black History People Game page. Thanks for checking it out!

  • 0 Black History People Game App

    • Games
    • by Hugh Smith
    • 01/15/2020

    A quick 25 second video about what's about to drop for you in the App Store, Google Play, and Amazon app store. Check it out. This is your Black History People Game App.

  • 0 3 Black History Game Apps For You

    Facts and figures are important. At times they are all that matters. We cover that approach in many of our Black History Apps. If you could experience a fun way to awaken curiosity, I bet that approach to discovery would be even more enjoyable! We take both the serious path and the fun road to deliver information about the Black History heroes throughout the centuries. Here are 3 Black History game apps that lighten things up while increasing your knowledge by hopefully motivating you to learn more about the subject. 1) Black History Picture Puzzle App 40 puzzles are in this Black History Picture Puzzle Android app. You'll find the name of each person in the lower right hand corner of the picture. The picture is scrambled when you start the game choosing either Easy or Hard. Touch each small section of the scrambled picture to rotate it into the correct position. 2) Black History People Name Game App More advanced, Black History People Name Game for Android challenges you to make the correct associations about Black History people. You might want to check out Black History People App or Black History Express App first so you find out more about many of the people. 3) Black History People Game App Brand new, not released yet, but coming in late January 2020, this original game is for all ages and is all about pure fun. You can take your thinking caps off while becoming knowledgeable at the same time without even noticing it! Black History People Game will be for both Android and iOS and will include a broad range of Black History people. Update January 17, 2020: Both the Android and iOS versions are finished and fully tested. Watch for the releases soon after approval from Google, Apple, and Amazon.      

  • 0 Quotes, Emojis, Inventors, Games And Gore

    Mobile app users derive a lot of knowledge and enjoyment from exploring our world of Quikthinking Software Android and iPhone apps. Creating them is fun, but what is even better is participating in community events to socialize while spreading the good word about what we do. Putting ideas into a showcase of app entertainment in the studio is fun. Interacting with you in person is even better. In the beginning of the video below you see me (Hugh Smith also pictured above) standing outside of Grove Hall in Boston, Massachusetts for a May 9, 2019 edition of Mass Innovation Nights. This event featured services to help kids interested in technology. African American founders of tech companies were profiled. Tech innovation experts and entrepreneurs received a spotlight. Besides many diverse community events, most of our year was spent introducing 8 new mobile applications. Hop right into the video for more 2019 engagement. Along with many of our app introduction or enhancement updates for 2019, you'll also see new pictures from another excellent July event: Game Developers of Color Expo in New York City. For our full review see Game Devs of Color Expo 2019. Thanks to you it's been a wonderful year. Enjoy the video. Blog bonus not in the video! I'm at Prince's Paisley Park, Chanhassen, Minnesota (outside of Minneapolis) with friend Oliva for the 3rd Annual Celebration 2019 in April. It was all things Prince for a week! We enjoyed the music, concerts, parties, and discussion events with noted people who knew Prince.

  • 0 Thanksgiving Story 2019

    Thanksgiving is wonderful. Family, friends, food, travel, and shopping. Thanksgiving. The quintessential American holiday. What's a good celebration theme appropriate for an annual tradition? How about a great story! Here is another video update revision for 2019 this time produced in high definition 1920x1080 with a couple of minor tweaks and a fixed typo. In 2018 we added the full captioning for those who may not have the sound turned on to hear the voice of the featured bard. Get ready for an entertaining version of the Thanksgiving story full of satire spelling out the historical truth according to our informed storyteller. Originally recorded in 1974, the sometimes tongue and cheek prose was written and voiced by Bama, The Village Poet.  Watch the 3 minute 49 second Thanksgiving Story video. We first produced it in 2007 and update it as needed. Hear Bama's take on the holiday in his own words. His opinions are his own and do not necessarily reflect our own beliefs. While you are in the holiday mood, grab our Thanksgiving Match 3 Game and crush it!

  • 0 App Game Jam Video

    • Games
    • by Hugh Smith
    • 11/25/2019

    Some mobile games hold you hostage for your time invested over hours. Other mobile games are created for fast fun on the run. Hopefully they all put you in a good mood. If time is on your side, just relax, and play! We not only create them. We play them! I tackle 4 of our engaging game apps in this video. We played them back-to-back in real time and then put the production together. We start with the easier entertainment and end with a game that is more challenging. Follow along as I describe all of the action!   

  • 0 Santa Jump Game App with AAeMojis

    • Games
    • by Hugh Smith
    • 11/12/2019

    Can Santa (or you) have party fun, fun fun jumping from one pole to another pole? Yes! And we had a blast working on this endless mobile game app for Android. Concentrate and you'll leap for joy playing Santa Jump Game featuring our AAeMojis in an app that adults and kids will love playing at anytime. Hop to a pole but don't touch the charming owls. You'll feel happy busting the right moves hanging with the Santas.  As your best score gets higher, you'll automatically unlock more Santas! Play with your favorite Santa or play with them all. This game is perfect for all ages. Santa Jump Game on Google Play. Check out the 30 second video...  

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